Toyota or Honda: Only 1 in 17 People Can Correctly Identify The Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Craig

With seating for up to 8, the Sienna is certainly a people carrier! It is also extremely safe and the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive.

A sport utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

This front-engined, four-wheel drive (in some models) SUV is popular in many countries around the world. It was first released in 1992 and is currently in its fourth generation. Its popularity in the United States, in particular, continues to grow.

Just over 20 years ago, Toyota first launched their hybrid vehicle, the Prius. From 1997 to 2003, the Prius was part of the compact car market. In 2003, it was relaunched as a hatchback. With over 4 million sales worldwide, this is the top selling hybrid car on the planet.

Now in its third generation, the Honda Fit is a subcompact car which first entered production in 2001. Current models include either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox and either gas or diesel engine options. This vehicle is known as the Honda Jazz in certain markets.

The Dina is a medium duty truck that has been produced by Toyota since 1959. In that time there have been eight different generations.

Specially designed for the South African market, the Toyota Quantum is used as a mini-bus taxi, transporting much of the population to and from work each day. It holds 12 passengers and is powered by either a 2.5-liter diesel or 2.7-liter gas engine.

Derived from the Corolla, the Auris is a compact hatchback first introduced by Toyota in 2006. The Auris has a upscale version, called the Blade. This is only available in Japan.

The Honda Element is a compact crossover produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Honda between 2002 and 2011. Models are powered by a 2.4-liter gas engine. Sadly, sales dropped considerably in the final years of production and the Element was discontinued.

Seven generations of the Toyota Celica were produced between 1971 and 2006. The Celica has some excellent racing pedigree and took awards in both track racing as well as rallying.

The Honda Insight, an electric-hybrid vehicle, was first marketed as a subcompact car from 1999 till 2006 and then as a compact car from 2007 till 2014. Two generations were introduced during this period with the possibility of a third in 2019. The Insight offers excellent gas mileage figures of over 40 mpg for both city and highway driving.

Largely acknowledged as one of the best off-roaders ever, the FJ40 Land Cruiser was produced between 1974 and 1993. And the best part? Well, the Cruiser was able to tackle the toughest terrain straight out the box, with little need for modifications.

Produced between 2010 and 2016, the CR-Z is a three-door sport compact hybrid with coupe styling. The electric engine produces around 14 brake horsepower while the 1.5-liter gas engine produces 112 brake horsepower.

Derived from the Tundra pickup, the Sequoia is a full-sized SUV first introduced by Toyota in 2000 and currently still forming part of the fleet. It is now in its second generation, with the top of the range model powered by a 5.7-liter V8 motor.

The S2000 two-door roadster was part of the Honda model range from 1999 to 2009. During this time, two generations were produced with around 110,000 sold in the U.S., Japan, U.K. and Canada over a 10-year period.

The Verso is a compact MPV first introduced in 2009 and still in production today. According to Eurocap testing, this is the safest MPV available in Europe. It has a range of engine options including gas and diesel while it is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

A higher performing version of the regular Civic, the Type R is a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its 5th generation and is available as a 3 or 4-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. Current models are powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing over 300 brake horsepower.

The MR2, a two-seat mid-engined vehicle, was produced by Toyota from 1984 till 2007 and over three generations. The MR2 was an abbreviation for mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater.

Produced between 2008 and 2015 in the United States and up until 2017 in the rest of the world, the Venza is a mid-size crossover SUV. It is related to the Lexus RX. The top of the range models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine in conjunction with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The Clarity name badge has been used by Honda on a range of alternate fuel vehicles. It first appeared in 2008 on a four-door sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric motor and is currently used on an electric and a plug-in electric vehicle.

Produced between 1971 and 2014 and over five generations, the Honda Life is a name badge used on city cars and microvans produced by the company. The last model, made from 2003 to 2008, was powered by a 700cc engine connected to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Only 351 2000GTs were produced by Toyota between 1967 and 1970. This two-door fastback sports car was designed in conjunction with Yamaha. It came with either a 2.0 or 2.3-liter engine and with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearbox.

The Passport is a rebadged version of the Isuzu Rodeo and first appeared in 1993. This partnership also saw Honda provide passenger vehicles to be rebadged as Isuzus. A compact SUV, the Passport was produced for two generations up until 2002, where it was replaced by the Pilot.

Marketed between 1979 and 2001, the Prelude was a two-door sports coupe and a competitor to the Toyota Celica among others. Honda produced five generations of this vehicle. Interestingly the Prelude name actually belonged to Toyota, which amicably allowed Honda to use it for this vehicle.

This compact SUV featured as a Honda model from 2000 to 2014. Two generations have been produced over the years, and although the car has been made available in Europe, it never entered the American market. The last generation of the Stream is available as either a 5-speed manual or automatic and driven by either a 1.8 or 2.0-liter VTEC engine.

The Toyota Master Ace is known by many names around the world including the Lite Ace, Van, Space Cruiser and Tarago. This is a light van that can be used to transport people or goods.

The Acty has been in production since 1977. It is available as a two-door microtruck or five-door minivan.

The NSX is a two-door mid-engined sports car marketed in the U.S. as the Acura NSX. The first generation of the NSX was built between 1990 and 2005 with the second generation following a decade later in 2016. The current NSX, a hybrid, is powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors.

The FR-V compact MPV was built by Honda between 2004 and 2009. Seating was easily configured and over 32 combinations could be selected. The FR-V had a range of powerplant options including petrol and diesel power.

Now in its third generation, the Highlander is sold in markets around the world, including the United States, Australia and China. No matter where it is sold, it remains extremely popular.

Competing in the subcompact car class, the Yaris was first released in 1999. Now in its third generation, it is available in a hatchback and sedan and is powered by a range of engine options from 1.2 to 1.5-liter petrol engines as well as a diesel option.

Built between 1991 and 1996, the Beat was designed by legendary Italian design company, Pininfarina. This two-seat roadster was particularly small and received its power from a 700 cc engine coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Released in the compact car market in 1982, the Toyota Camry has changed over the years and since 1991, the vehicle has found itself in the mid-size car category. In that guise, the Camry has undergone facelifts on six separate occasions. It is an extremely popular model in the United States, selling over 2 million units in the last five years.

The Ascot compact sedan was produced by Honda between 1989 and 1997. Two generations were produced, with the final version powered by either a 2.0 or 2.5-liter petrol engine.

A mini MPV, the Mobilio Spike was marketed by Honda between 2002 and 2008. Not only is it extremely fuel-efficient, but it could carry 7 passengers and be set up in five different ways in terms of seating and cargo space. The Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-liter L15A VTEC I4 engine.

The best selling car in the world, the Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966. During its lifetime, it has had 11 redesigns, first starting out as a subcompact model, moving to a compact as well as mid-sized categories. In 2016, over 300,000 units of the Corolla were sold in the United States alone.

Built between 1966 and 1970, the Honda S800 sports car was featured as either a 2-door roadster or coupe. Over 11,000 were produced.

A Toyota pickup available in the United States till 1995 and still sold in world markets, the Hilux went into production in 1968 and is currently in its eighth generation.

The flagship model in the Honda range, the Legend has been in production since 1985. It has taken other name badges around the world including Acura Legend, RL and RLX as well as Daewoo Arcadia. The Legend is a four-door luxury sedan.

Introduced in 2002, the Pilot is a mid-sized cross-over vehicle. It is built on the same platform as the Acura MDX, Odyssey minivan and the Accord. Over 360,000 have been sold in the United States in the last three years.

With performance on par with many far more expensive supercars, the Supra became a popular performance car option for the man in the street. Powered by a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo engine, it produced 276 brake horsepower.

The second generation of the Tacoma is ranked among the top off-roaders available today. As with all Toyotas, the Tacoma is extremely reliable, an important part of any off-roading adventure. Many owners do choose to modify the stock suspension, however, especially if they take their vehicles off-road often.

One of the top minivans available today, the Odyssey has it all. It handles well, has great acceleration, ample space for your family and their luggage and more than decent gas mileage.

A compact SUV, the Honda CR-V first hit the road in Japan in 1997. Currently, the fifth generation is one of the best-selling models in the United States with over 357,000 sold in 2016 alone. Honda recently opened a factory in Greensburg, Indiana that produces the CR-V for the American market.

This Toyota pickup has been available in the United States since 1999. By producing the Tundra, Toyota became the first Japanese company to produce an American-sized pickup. It is available as a regular 2-door cab, 4-door double cab, and crewmax.

Since 2012, the Honda Civic has sold over 1.6 million units in the United States alone. The Civic brand was first introduced by the Japanese automaker in 1972 in the subcompact car bracket. From 2000, however, the Civic has competed in the compact car class. Including sales up until the end of 2015, 18.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide.

Introduced in 1966, the Toyota Corolla is a firm favorite all around the globe. The Corolla is currently in its 11th generation.

With gas mileage of around 25-30 mpg while city driving and up to 38 mpg on the highway, the Accord is one of the least thirsty cars in its class. Add to that comfort, space, features and impressive handling and you can see why this car is so well loved.

Certainly one of Toyota’s better off-roaders, the 4Runner is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine. Not only is the 4Runner a very capable off-road machine, it has that excellent Toyota reliability. One negative, however, is the limited ground clearance which can be overcome by thoughtful, clever driving while out on the trails.

Marketed in the large car segment, the Avalon regularly sells over 50,000 units a year in the United States. First produced in 1994, this is the company's largest sedan model in America.

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About This Quiz

You might scratch your head if asked to tell the products of two Japanese car makers apart, but as you'll see from this quiz, they're actually quite distinctive brands!

If you are still stuck in the '70s mindset that all Japanese cars are, while well made, fairly boxy, practical and certainly not at all sexy or powerful, you're in for a shock, my quiz-taking friend!  Toyota, long known for cars like the Corolla and Tercel, which have hauled young married couples, kids driving their first cars and budget conscious urban dwellers for several decades, now makes some of the brawniest, most mud-slinging pickup trucks on the planet.  You'll have to look a good, long while to find a truck more durable and willing to haul the biggest load than the Tundra. 

If sports cars are your groove, the Celica is guaranteed to draw the attention of every police radar gun along the interstate. Be careful with that gas pedal!

Honda, long known for some of the best motorcycles in the world (even if the Harley guys call them rice burners) has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the car market. The Accord has won just about every "best car" award at least once, the Civic is a commuter favorite, the Odyssey is a boss minivan and the Ridgeline (besides having a cool name) is an outstanding truck.

So, can you tell these vehicles apart by a picture?  Take the quiz and find out!

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